Lots of news has popped up this week, so let's take a quick look.
First, Chrysler has announced their plans for a full line of electric vehicles -- both plug in hybrids and full-on EVs. Christine and Scott Gable, our Guides to Alternative Fuels and Hybrids, have the full story here.
Second, Audi announced that the next-generation S4 -- the hot-rod version of the A4 -- will have a six-cylinder turbocharged engine in place of the current car's V8. Details in Audi: What's new for 2009.
Third, a reader named Carol posted a comment requesting more information about the difference between disc brakes and drum brakes. You got it, Carol: Disc brakes vs. drum brakes.
And lastly... I've had to update my bio. Barkley, my dog and couch-potato companion, passed away a few weeks ago; I didn't mention it because a) it was not car-related and b) I couldn't write about it without crying. She was 14 years old, which is a pretty good run for a Boxer. Last week, I got a new office mate: Bayla, also a Boxer, though not so much of a couch potato. And she came with a co-worker, a Chilean Rosehair tarantula that I've named Fifi. I'm training Fifi to be our staff photographer, so if you see more low-angle shot in future articles, you'll know why. -- Aaron Gold
Photo © Aaron Gold
P.S. If you haven't read the comments on the ESC blog entry... you should. An interesting debate is developing.